Nostalgic Photos And The Stories Behind Them
By Jack Ripley | March 13, 2023
Merrilee Rush is best known for her recording of the song Angel of the Morning, 1968.
Step back in time with this collection of 60 nostalgic photographs and stories. From iconic beauties of the past to cities that have been lost to time, these photographs capture moments in history that have long been etched in our memories. See Marilyn Monroe with pigtails while filming 'The Misfits' in 1960 and Linda Ronstadt in the studio recording an album in 1973. These photographs not only take us back in time, but also offer a glimpse into the lives of some of the most famous figures in entertainment history.
As this collection of photos proves, the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and even the 1980s can boast some of the most beautiful people in history. These lovely ladies and gentlemen took advantage of the natural attributes they were born with to make a name for themselves in show business. Whether it was modeling for pin-up photos or starring in blockbuster films, these are a group of guys and gals who weren’t above showing a little skin to make sure that everyone remembered their names. Enjoy the trip remembering some key figures that were instrumental in most everyone's coming of age! ✌️
Merrilee Rush is a singer and songwriter who came to prominence in the late 1960s with her performance of the hit song "Angel of the Morning." The song, which was written by Chip Taylor, became a top 10 hit in 1968 and established Rush as a talented and promising new artist.
In 1969, Rush received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance for "Angel of the Morning." She continued to release successful singles throughout the 1970s, including "Save Me" and "Gotta Know (How It Feels)."
In addition to her solo career, Rush also contributed to film soundtracks. She recorded a standout version of "What the World Needs Now" for the soundtrack of the film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, which was released in 1969.
Today, Rush is remembered for her powerful and soulful voice, as well as her ability to interpret and bring new life to classic songs.
Pamela Tiffin in 1966
Talk about a lucky break … Pretty Pamela Tiffin was on vacation with her family when they took a tour of Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures. The 19-year-old was spotting by a movie producer who gave her a screen test right on the spot. The studio liked what they saw and offer Tiffin a role in their upcoming film, Summer and Smoke, which was released in 1961. After she appeared in the comedy, One, Two, Three with James Cagney, the film’s director, Billy Wilder, called Tiffin “the biggest find since Audrey Hepburn.” And all I got when I toured Paramount was a t-shirt from the gift shop.
Young Marilyn Monroe in 1948
Before she was Marilyn Monroe the international sex symbol, she was Norma Jean, a struggling model trying to make ends meet. From 1946 to 1950, he paid her $10 per hour to pose for him in various states of undress. Moran used the photos as the basis for his hand-drawn pinup illustrations, but he also sold the images to others, including Playboy magazine and a calendar printing company. Those photos came back to haunt her years later when she was a big star. But she handled it by telling the truth … that she was young and broke and needed money and that the photos were sold without her permission.
College Days in the 1980s
College life in the 1980s didn’t include iPhones, laptops, virtual reality goggles, and Zoom classes like today’s college experience. There is one thing that hasn’t changed … hot co-eds. While young men and women go to college to get more knowledge, there are some red-blooded extracurricular activities that take place, along with football games, cramming for exams, and rushing sororities. This young lady looks like she is taking advantage of the sunny weather to do some outdoor studying, but she may also be coyly playing the field.
Cybill Shepherd in TV's "Moonlighting" (1985)
A teenaged pageant queen, Cybil Shepherd also won a modeling contest and worked as a model throughout college before making the move to acting. She made her film debut in the 1971 drama, The Last Picture Show, which also starred Jeff Bridges. She also appeared in The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Woody Allen’s Alice. In the mid-1980s, she starred in the hit television detective comedy, Moonlighting, with an up-and-coming actor named Bruce Wiis. She won two Golden Globes for this series and, wearing dresses like this, showed her fans that she was still as hot and beautiful as she was when she was a teen model.
Debbie Harry on stage in the mid-1970s.
Punk queen Debbie Harry was never afraid to do things her way. In the early 1970s, she worked as a go-go dancer and a Playboy bunny before she caused a stir with her New Age brand of music. Much of her stage appeal had to do with her style. Debbie Harry was different than everyone else and refused to be a cookie-cutter version of what a rock star should be. She was not just musically talented. She had creativity juices coursing through her veins. She wore her blonde hair in flirty styles with splashes of color, wore her eye makeup in an innovative way, and wore clothes that were fun, fresh, and fashionable.
TV superstar Morgan Fairchild in the 1970s.
Morgan Fairchild built a pretty good career making guest appearances in popular television shows of the 1980s and 1990s. She was in episodes of Simon & Simon, The Love Boat, Magnum P.I., Hotel, and more. She was in one season of the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest and in the television miniseries North and South. In 1984, she teamed up with Joan Collins to co-hosted a special TV variety show called Blondes & Brunettes. Throughout the show, she was the butt of a series of blonde jokes that poked fun at the stereotyped dumb blonde.
Brighton Swimming Club circa 1863.
This group of manly men in loin-cloth Speedos is the Brighton Swimming Cub of 1863. It is believed that photographer Benjamin William Botham took this picture. The Brighton Swimming Club was a group of men who loved swimming that was founded on May 4, 1860. According to the minutes of the club’s June 2, 1863, meeting, the group voted to accept Benjamin Botham’s membership application on the condition that he take a photograph of the members of the club.
Kandy Kids in 1997, getting ready for the rave.
For people who are into the rave culture, looking the part of a Kandi Kid is just as important as the music. So, how do you look like a Kandi Kid? As this pic shows, bright colored outfits, wild hair styles, crazy make-up, layers of necklaces and bracelets, skimpy bikini tops, and skinny jeans. The Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the more popular raves, has been going strong since 1997 and included non-stop electronic music concerts.
Gary Anderson the guy who at age 23 designed the recycling logo for a contest in 1970
You see the three arrows that make up the recycling logo on all kinds of things today, from your trash receptacle to your cleaning product packages. The person who designed that logo was a 23-year-old graphic artist names Gary Anderson who created the logo for a contest in 1970. The Container Corporation of America put posters up at colleges and universities across the country promoting its logo design. Anderson’s entry beat out more than 500 entries to win the contest.
Generation X. 1984
Like a typical Gen-Xer in 1984, this girl is not-so-subtly obsessed with Billy Idol. And who can blame her? Since he released his self-titled debut studio album in 1982, the British rocker amassed a huge fan based. He combined a David Bowie-like glam rock vibe with a punk sound to create a unique musical sensation. He also understood the visual element of music to attract fans with the new entertainment vehicle, MTV music videos. After the success of his singles “Dancing with Myself” and “White Wedding”, he found commercial success with his second album, Rebel Yell.
Jasmine Trevanna aka Yasmin the Fire Eater at home in Cricklewood London 1961
Practice makes perfect, right? That’s particularly important when working with something as dangerous as fire. British circus performer Jasmine Trevanna, who used the stage name Yasmin the Fire Eater, was photographed in her home in Cricklewood, London, in 1961 as she worked on honing her craft at the dinner table. The name is a bit misleading. Yasmin the Fire Eater is not actually eating the fire. Good thing … she won’t spoil her dinner.
Raquel Welch Defined the Modern, Confident Woman
Raquel Welch played a series of strong, independent female characters in the 1960s and 1970s. She seemed to excel in roles that challenge gender stereotypes and expectations. In a Hollywood era that loved dumb, blonde, bimbo stars, Welch was an anomaly. She stood out from the crows and it helped her to become an international sensation. Of course, the doe-skin bikini that she famously wore in the 1966 movie One Million Years B.C. She was a sex symbol, but not the helpless damsel in distress type.
Jayne Mansfield Insisted She Wasn't a Marilyn Monroe Knock-Off
With her curves and platinum blonde hair, sexy Jayne Mansfield naturally drew some comparisons between herself and the legendary blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe. The two beautiful blondes never met each other, but they certainly knew who each other were. Monroe commented that Mansfield was simply a cheap wannabe clone. Mansfield, however, insisted that she was nothing like Monroe despite their similar looks. The two women did have one thing in common; they both died tragically young.
Keith Richards at his wedding to Patti Hansen in 1983
Keith Richard, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, married the former model Patti Hansen on December 18, 1983, which was Richards’ 40th birthday. The couple wed at the beach of Finisterra Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hansen, a native of Connecticut, had appeared on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Vogue, Glamour, Esquire, and Cosmopolitan. Her fashion campaign for Calvin Klein was featured on a Times Square billboard. She retired from modeling before she married Richards. Together, Keith Richards and Patti Hansen have two daughters, Alexandra and Theodora.
LA in the 1980s
This photo was taken in Los Angeles in the 1980s and offers us a glimpse of the hot rod vibe of the city. In the 1980s, LA was a different city than it is today. Forty years ago, LA was dirty, noisy, and polluted. A big part of that was because of all the cars on the crowded freeways, as well as the refineries and factories that were also located in the city. One of the favorite activities, especially for people like these who have muscle cars, was to drive to Venice Beach and show off their automobile.
Nirvana Raji’s Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1990. Grunge scene being born
This image shows the birth of grunge. The band Nirvana, founded by Kurt Cobain who served as the group’s lead singer and guitarist, hailed from Washington State, an unusual place for a rock scene in the late 1980s, but Nirvana was about to change all that. With their unique style of alternative rock, Nirvana helped establish the grunge scene in Seattle. They offered a departure from the 80s rock vibe by appealing to Gen-Xers … and making graphic Ts, ripped jeans, flannel shirts, and knit beanies cool.
Polaroids Of The Cast Of Clueless 1995
Do you recognize these stars of the 1995 movie, Clueless, in polaroid? Starring Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, and Brittany Murphy, Clueless, which is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma, has been called one of the best teen films of all time. The film’s director, Amy Heckerling, spent time in real Beverly Hills high schools, observing real high school teens, to help her understand the latest slang terms and teen behavior. Since its release, Clueless has become a cult favorite.
Protesting a ban on slacks for girls in 1940
It seems like every generation places some sort of social rules on women’s attire, doesn’t it? In the 1940s, wearing slacks was a big no-no for women, but some brave, defiant, forward-thinking girls like this bunch protested enough that it became more acceptable for girls to go out in public in trousers. Eventually, even schools caved and allowed female students to show up for class in pants. In the last decade or so, this whole thing repeated itself, but with leggings as the focal point. But as more and more women ignored the stares and eyerolls, leggings have found their way into the office and into schools.
Rolling to Work 1940s.
Here’s one way to help the war effort…skate to work! As these lovely, leggy ladies are demonstrating in the early 1940s, folks could save gas by wearing their own set of wheels and roller-skating to and from work, school, or the market. During World War II, when Americans turned their full attention to winning the war and supporting the troops, these innovative girls found a way to get some great exercise while conserving precious resources that could be better used to help our soldiers.
Salvador Dali with Yoko Ono and John Lennon in 1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono were on their honeymoon in Paris in 1969 when they had the opportunity to meet renowned artist, Salvador Dali. The Spanish surrealist artist with the enviable mustache was creating quite a stir in the art world at that time. His paintings were technically brilliant and demonstrated a high level of skill, but the subject matter was often bizarre and fraught with symbolism. For John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who dabbled in the weird, Dali’s work was right up their alley.
Trying to stay cool in the summer NYC 1943
In the heat of summer, the city is no place to be. The asphalt jungle retains heat and the skyscrapers block the breeze. As these ladies are showing us in this photo from 1943, the residents of New York City had to find creative ways to beat the heat. One way to stay cool is the escape to the rooftops. Another way is to cool off with a bucket of cold water.
Tupac in the 80s
When this photo was taken of rapper Tupac Shakur, he was on the cusp of stardom. A native of New York, he spent time in Baltimore before moving to San Francisco in 1988. He became a key player in the West Coast hip hop scene following the release of his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, in 1991. A lyrical genius, Tupac used his music to draw attention to social issues, especially those plaguing the inner cities. Despite his untimely death, Tupac remains one of the most influential rappers in music history, as well as one of the best-selling music artists.
A very young Caroline Kennedy, walking ahead of her father while he carries her doll. (1960)
Carolyn Kennedy was only a child when her father, President John F Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963. Despite her young age at the time, she has always remembered her relationship with her father with great fondness. She has spoken about the special bond they shared. In interviews and public appearances, Carolyn has reflected on the small moments and gestures that made her feel loved and valued by her father, from always making time for her to encouraging her to pursue her passions.
After her father's tragedy, Carolyn continued to honor his legacy and keep his memory alive. She has spoken about the importance of public service. She has worked on various charitable and political causes throughout her life. Carolyn has also written about her relationship with her father and his impact on her in her memoir, A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children. Despite the pain and loss she has experienced, Carolyn has always tried to find ways to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of her beloved father.
Here's 'Big Brother & The Holding Company' featuring Janis Joplin, performing in 1966.
Janis Joplin was a force to be reckoned with in the 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company. With her powerful vocals and electrifying stage presence, Joplin quickly rose to fame and became one of the most iconic figures in the music industry. She was known for her raw and emotive performances. Her music spoke to a generation of young people looking for something authentic and genuine.
In the years leading up to her untimely death in 1970 at the age of 27, Joplin became a star in her own right, releasing several solo albums and embarking on successful tours. Despite her success, Joplin struggled with addiction and personal demons, and her tumultuous personal life was often played out in the public eye. Despite this, she remained a beloved and influential figure in the music world, and her legacy continues to inspire and influence artists to this day. Tragically, Joplin joined the infamous "27 club" when she passed away from a drug overdose, leaving behind a lasting impact on the world of music and a devoted fan base that continues to remember her with admiration and nostalgia.
Marilyn Monroe with pigtails while filming 'The Misfits' 1960.
In 1960, Marilyn Monroe was at a turning point in her life. While filming The Misfits, Monroe struggled with her own personal issues, including her tumultuous marriages and her battles with mental health. Despite her glamorous facade, Monroe was depressed and isolated, and the pressure of being in the public eye had taken its toll.
At this point in her life, Monroe was seeking a way out of the Hollywood machine and was trying to find a sense of purpose and fulfillment. She had recently divorced her third husband, playwright Arthur Miller, and was starting to reassess her priorities. Despite the challenges she faced, Monroe remained a highly sought-after actress and was still captivating audiences with her talent and beauty. Little did the world know that this would be Monroe's last film, as she would pass away just two years later at the age of 36.
Teri Hatcher in high school (1981)
In the 1980s, Teri Hatcher was a rising star on the Hollywood scene. After studying acting at the American Conservatory Theater, Hatcher began her career in entertainment by performing as a cheerleader with the San Francisco 49ers in 1984. Hatcher's talent and charisma quickly caught the attention of casting directors, and in 1985 she was cast in a recurring role on the popular television series The Love Boat.
Throughout the 1980s, Hatcher continued to hone her craft and gain more acting experience. She appeared in a number of television shows and films, and by the end of the decade, she had established herself as a talented and versatile actress. Despite the challenges she faced as a young actress trying to make it in Hollywood, Hatcher remained determined and dedicated to her craft, and her hard work paid off as she went on to enjoy a successful and long-lasting career in the entertainment industry.
Nothing says 1970s quite like an owl macramé wall hanging or the beautiful TV personality-actress-model Jayne Kennedy posing with it.
Throughout the 1970s, Kennedy was a popular face on television, appearing in a number of game shows, variety shows, and talk shows. She was known for her beauty, charisma, and quick wit, and was highly sought after by producers and directors.
In addition to her work in television, Kennedy also had a successful career as a model, appearing in numerous advertisements and magazines. She also appeared in several films, including the cult classic The Cleveland Connection.
Kennedy's talent and versatility made her one of the most sought-after personalities of the 1970s, and she remains an iconic figure in the world of entertainment.
Linda Henning, Gunilla Hutton and Lori Saunders as the Bradley sisters in ''Petticoat Junction''- Gunilla played 'Billie Jo' from 1965-66 until Meredith MacRae played the role until the show ended in 1970
Petticoat Junction was a classic television series that aired during the 1960s and defined prime-time television during that era. The show followed the daily lives of the Bradley family and their employees at the fictional Shady Rest Hotel, located in the rural town of Hooterville.
The series was known for its wholesome, family-friendly humor and charming cast of characters, including the mischievous young Bobby, the lovable Uncle Joe, and the beautiful and resourceful Kate Bradley.
Petticoat Junction was so popular that it even spawned a spin-off series, Green Acres, which followed the misadventures of a city lawyer who moves to a farm with his family. Today, the series is remembered as a beloved and timeless piece of television history that continues to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Eating milk and cookies before class in the 1970's.
There was something truly special about the joy of eating milk and cookies in the groovy era. Whether it was after a long day of school or as a late-night snack, there was something comforting and nostalgically sweet about indulging in this classic treat. And of course, the debate over whether Oreos or chocolate chip cookies were the ultimate pairings with a cold glass of milk was a longstanding one. Ultimately, it's hard to say which was better - Oreos offered that perfect combination of creamy filling and crunchy cookie, while chocolate chip cookies were always a classic, go-to option. Ultimately, the beauty of milk and cookies is that it's a timeless treat that brings people joy no matter which type of cookie is chosen.
The lovely Susan Lucci made her debut as 'Erica Kane' on 'All My Children' 1970.
Susan Lucci, born in 1948, is an American actress, television host, and author. She began her career in the entertainment industry in the late 1960s. In 1970, she landed the role of Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama All My Children. Susan portrayed the iconic character for over three decades, earning 18 Daytime Emmy nominations and finally winning the award in 1999.
Susan's range as an actress is quite impressive. She took on various roles in prime-time dramas, comedies, and TV movies. She even became a New York Times Bestselling author and hosted her daytime talk show. She was and still is beloved by her fans for her ability to bring characters to life on screen and make them relatable. Even though she made her mark on daytime television with All My Children, she also made a name for herself in many other areas of the entertainment industry. And that's what truly makes her a force to be reckoned with in the acting world. Susan continues to act, and she has always been active in philanthropy.
Jack Youngblood played Defensive End for the Los Angeles Rams from 1971-1984, after playing college football at the University of Florida. He was so tough that he even played in Super Bowl XIV with a broken leg
Jack Youngblood, the Defensive End for the Los Angeles Rams from 1971 to 1984, was one tough cookie! This guy was a force to be reckoned with on the field, thanks to his incredible strength and agility. He was a standout player during his college football days at the University of Florida. That success transitioned seamlessly to the NFL.
But what really sets Jack apart from the rest was his sheer determination and grit. He was the ultimate warrior on the field, and his willingness to play through pain was legendary. He famously played in Super Bowl XIV with a broken leg and still managed to make crucial plays for his team. That's some serious toughness right there!
Jack Youngblood's contributions to the game of football were enormous; he was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a member of the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team, and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His leadership and fierce competitiveness will always be remembered.
The coolness that is known as Elvis, in 'Jailhouse Rock' (1957)
When it comes to coolness, Elvis Presley in "Jailhouse Rock" (1957) is the epitome of it. From the moment he began to shake, rattle, and roll, he captivated audiences with his energy and charm. He commanded attention with his smooth moves and effortlessly cool attitude.
Playing the character of Vince Everett, Elvis brought unmatched swagger and attitude to the role, embodying the rock and roll spirit. His performance showcased his musical talent and undeniable charisma, cementing his status as the King of Rock and Roll. The film is considered a true milestone in his career, being one of the greatest musical films ever made. Its perfect showcase of Elvis' undeniable talents and cool style makes it no surprise that it's still considered a classic today and that Elvis is remembered as one of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time.
Here's Eilleen Regina Edwards (Shania Twain) when she was a 'tween' from Timmins, Ontario, Canada.
Eilleen Regina Edwards, better known as Shania Twain, was just a tween from Timmins, Ontario, Canada, when she began her journey to stardom. Even at a young age, it was clear that she was a natural-born performer, with a powerful voice and undeniable stage presence. Growing up in Timmins, Shania quickly made a name for herself in the local music scene, performing in bars and clubs around the city.
She had a way of captivating audiences with her dynamic performances, belting out powerful country ballads and rocking out to upbeat numbers. Her unique blend of country, rock, and pop music set her apart from the rest, and she quickly became a crowd favorite. At that young age, it was clear that she was destined for greatness, and she proved it through hard work, dedication, and an unwavering passion for music.
'Can't Get Enough' of Bad Company, 1974.
Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough" released in 1974, was the anthem of rock n' roll lovers. The band's unique blend of hard rock, blues, and soul made for a wild ride. The track was a perfect showcase of their raw talent and electrifying energy. It was a hit, reaching the top of the charts and cementing Bad Company's place in rock history. Paul Rodgers' powerful vocals, combined with Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke's killer guitar riffs, made for an unforgettable sound that still pumps up audiences today.
"Can't Get Enough" was just a taste of what was to come from the band. Their unique sound and energy made them one of the most iconic bands of the 1970s, and their music continues to be celebrated.
Bea Benaderet starred on Petticoat Junction and Green Acres as the Shady Rest Hotel owner 'Kate Bradley' and was the voice of 'Betty Rubble'during the first 4 seasons of The Flintstones.
Bea Benaderet was a television star known for her role as Kate Bradley, the owner of the Shady Rest Hotel on "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres." Her sharp wit and impeccable comedic timing made her a fan favorite. But Bea also lent her voice acting skills on "The Flintstones" as Betty Rubble, her unique vocal styling and comedic timing helped establish the show as one of the most beloved animated series.
Bea was a true talent, bringing characters to life on both live-action and animated shows, she was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, and her work on "Petticoat Junction," "Green Acres" and "The Flintstones" is still remembered and cherished by fans.
Redbone was a 70's rock group with brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas along with Tony Bellamy and Pete DePoe, known for their 1974 hit single Come and Get Your Love.
Redbone was a 70s rock band known for their unique sound blending rock, R&B and Native American influences. Led by brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas, along with Tony Bellamy and Pete DePoe, their live performances were electrifying. Their 1974 hit single "Come and Get Your Love" established them as one of the most exciting and innovative bands of the decade.
But Redbone was more than just a one-hit wonder, their albums such as "Potlatch" and "Wovoka" showcased their versatility blending rock, funk and even some reggae influences. Their music still holds up today and it's easy to see why Redbone was such a beloved and influential group in the 1970s. Their unique sound and dynamic performances will always be remembered and celebrated.
Joe Montana as a Rookie for the 49ers.
When Joe Montana first stepped onto the field as a rookie for the San Francisco 49ers, it was clear that he was an exceptional talent. He had a way of commanding the huddle, and his quick thinking and precision passing made him a force to be reckoned with. Even as a rookie, he had a poise and confidence that was truly unmatched.
Joe's first season was a true showcase of his abilities; he led the 49ers to the playoffs and even got to start in the NFC Championship game. From that moment on, it was clear that Joe was destined for greatness. He continued to lead the team to success throughout the years. He established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
Joe went on to win four Super Bowls with the 49ers and was named Super Bowl MVP three times. He was also named to the Pro Bowl eight times and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. Joe's impact on the game of football will always be remembered and celebrated.
Here's a 6 year-old Keith Urban holding his first guitar in 1973.
Growing up in a musical family, Keith Urban was exposed to various musical influences. At a young age, he began playing guitar and singing at local events and school talent shows. He spent hours every day practicing and perfecting his craft, determined to turn his passion into a career.
Keith's talent and dedication paid off as he grew older, and he began to make a name for himself in the music industry. He released his first album in 1991, and his career took off. His albums like "Golden Road" and "Be Here" reached the top of the charts, and he won multiple awards, such as Grammy, CMA, and ACM awards. He also established himself as a successful touring artist and a judge on American Idol. He has continued to release successful albums and singles, and his music continues to be celebrated by fans all over the world. His journey from holding his first guitar in 1973 to becoming a country music icon is a testament to the power of passion, hard work, and dedication.
Here's Cheech and Chong not long after they met in Vancouver, Canada and doing their stand-up comedy routine. (late 1960's)
Relive the nostalgia of Cheech and Chong's early career as a comedy duo known for their irreverent, boundary-pushing stand-up routine in the late 1960s. They transitioned into film and music with their first feature film, Up in Smoke, in 1978. It was a huge commercial success and cemented their status as comedy icons. They continued to make successful films and release comedy albums throughout the 1980s, characterized by irreverent humor, satire, and social commentary. Their style was highly influential and helped pave the way for other comedians who tackled similar social themes. Their legacy lives on as one of the most iconic comedy duos in history.
A policeman stands watch during the 1974 Galt flood, caused by the Grand River, in Ontario, Canada.
The 1974 Galt flood, caused by the overflowing Grand River in Ontario, Canada, was a devastating natural disaster that left a lasting impact on the community. The heavy rainfall in spring caused record-high floodwaters, damaging homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Despite the devastation, the community rallied together to rebuild and recover. The flood also led to changes in flood management and emergency response. It serves as a reminder of nature's power and the resilience of the human spirit. It is a significant moment in the history of Galt and is still remembered by those who lived through it.
Remember when toga parties were made popular by National Lampoon's Animal House in 1978!
National Lampoon's Animal House's portrayal of toga parties in 1978 sparked a nationwide craze for these wild and crazy college parties. The movie's depiction of college life, and the toga party scene in particular, resonated with audiences and led to the widespread popularity of toga parties in the late 1970s and early 1980s. These parties were a reflection of the cultural and social changes of the era and a symbol of the youthful spirit and carefree attitude of the time.
Nothing say's romance quite like the one and only Leonard Nimoy serenading a woman on a couch with is guitar.
Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of the iconic character Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise, was a versatile actor, director, and artist. He began his career in the 1950s as a stage actor and went on to have a long and successful career in Hollywood. In addition to his role as Mr. Spock, Nimoy appeared in numerous film and television roles throughout his career, showcasing his range and talent as an actor.
Beyond his acting and directing career, Nimoy was also a gifted photographer, poet, and musician. His photographic works often explored the theme of identity and the human condition. He also wrote several books of poetry and even released several music albums.
Throughout his career, Leonard Nimoy made a lasting impact on popular culture and the entertainment industry. His portrayal of Mr. Spock became one of science fiction's most iconic and recognizable characters.
The beauty of Ann-Margret's flawless face in 1965.
Ann-Margret (born in Valsjöbyn, Sweden) was a prominent actress and singer of the 1960s, known for her dynamic performances and captivating stage presence. She received critical acclaim for her role in State Fair in 1962 and starred in iconic films like Viva Las Vegas (1964) and The Cincinnati Kid (1965). She was also a talented singer and performer, releasing albums and known for her energetic stage presence.
Throughout her career, Ann-Margret received numerous accolades for her work in film, television, and music. She was awarded five Golden Globe Awards, one Emmy Award, and an honorary Oscar. She was also inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and continues to be remembered as one of the most prominent actresses and singers of the 1960s.
Butch Patrick (aka Eddie Munster) and 'Weenie the Genie' on Lidsville, a Sid and Marty Krofft TV show that was on from 1971-73.
Take a trip down memory lane with Butch Patrick, aka Eddie Munster, and his character 'Weenie the Genie' on the classic Sid and Marty Krofft TV show Lidsville. This show, which aired from 1971-73, followed the adventures of a young boy named Mark, who falls into a magical hat and lands in a world of talking hats. Butch Patrick starred as Mark's best friend, Weenie the Genie, a loveable and mischievous genie who helped Mark navigate the strange and fantastical world of Lidsville.
This show was known for its imaginative and visually stunning sets and catchy and memorable songs. The show also featured a talented cast of characters, including a talking hat named Hoo Doo and a villainous magician named Horatio J. HooDoo. Lidsville was a staple of Saturday morning television and continues to be beloved by fans of all ages.
'Hart to Hart' TV series with Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as a wealthy couple-turned-amateur-detectives, from 1979-84.
Solving crimes in style with Hart to Hart. This iconic TV show from the 80s starred Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as the ultimate jet-setting, crime-fighting, and flirtatious couple. The Harts were wealthy, sophisticated, and always ready for adventure. They were like Batman and Robin, but with better hair and a bigger bank account. With a mansion in Bel Air, a loyal butler, and a best friend who was a lawyer, this show had it all. From witty banter to chemistry that could light up a room, Hart to Hart takes you back to a time when TV was just as glamorous as the Harts themselves.
Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher taking a break on the set of 'Star Wars A New Hope', 1976.
In 1976, the Star Wars: A New Hope set was bustling with activity as the cast and crew worked to bring George Lucas' epic vision to life. Among them were Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, who played the legendary Han Solo and Princess Leia. They had an undeniable chemistry, both on and off screen, and this picture is a reminder of the bond they shared during the making of the film.
At the time of filming, Ford and Fisher were relatively unknown actors, but their performances in Star Wars would launch them into superstardom. Ford and Fisher would reprise their roles in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, solidifying their place in pop culture history.
This is how a rock star travels, Keith Richards in 1979.
In 1979, Keith Richards was a true rock and roll icon. As a member of the Rolling Stones, he had a reputation for his wild lifestyle and hard-partying ways and his musical talents. That year, the band released the album Emotional Rescue and the single of the same name, which was a commercial success. Keith's guitar playing was praised for its raw energy and technical skill. His partnership with Mick Jagger on songwriting produced some of the band's most iconic hits. He was also recognized for his influence on the rock music scene and his fashion sense, often seen wearing his signature sunglasses and hats. Keith Richards in 1979 was at the peak of his career, both musically and culturally, and his impact on music and fashion continues to be felt today.
John Hughes 1985 high school flick, 'The Breakfast Club' is known as the voice of a generation.
John Hughes' 1985 high school film, The Breakfast Club, tells the story of five high school students, each from a different clique, who are forced to spend a Saturday together in detention. Through their interactions, they learn to understand and accept each other despite their initial prejudices.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $50 million at the box office and receiving positive reviews from critics. It was also a cultural phenomenon, resonating with audiences of all ages and becoming a defining film of the 1980s.
The Breakfast Club is credited with capturing the struggles, emotions, and experiences of the teenage years in a way that had never been done before. Hughes, who wrote and directed the film, was able to create relatable and authentic characters who spoke to the experiences of a generation. The film tackled themes such as alienation, conformity, and the pressure to fit in, and it helped launch its young stars' careers.
Sylvester Stallone sits on the museum steps with his bull mastiff Butkus between scenes of the film 'Rocky.' 1975
In 1975, Sylvester Stallone was a relatively unknown actor when he wrote and starred in the film Rocky. The film tells the story of Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer who gets a shot at the world's heavyweight championship. Stallone's portrayal of Rocky was praised for its raw energy and authenticity, and the film was a commercial and critical success.
The filming of Rocky was a grueling process for Stallone, who not only starred in the film but also wrote the script, which he sold for $75,000. He trained for months to get into shape for the role and reportedly broke his hand while filming the climactic fight scene.
The film grossed over $225 million worldwide and won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It helped to establish Stallone as a leading man and a major Hollywood star, and it launched a franchise that continues to this day.
A very mod Rod Stewart in 1965, he was in a band called Steampacket.
In 1965, Rod Stewart was a rising star in the music world, known for his powerful voice and style. He was a member of Steampacket, a British rock and roll band popular on the London club scene. The band featured Stewart as a vocalist, and its line-up included Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, and Brian Auger.
The band was known for its high-energy performances and eclectic mix of rock and roll, blues, and R&B. They were a regular act at the Marquee Club and also had the opportunity to perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Stewart was considered one of the most promising young talents of the time and was often compared to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Steampacket was not a long-lasting band, but it was a defining moment in Rod Stewart's career. It helped establish him as a talented and charismatic performer and paved the way for his solo career.
June Lockhart as Dr. Maureen Robinson in 'Lost In Space' 1965.
In 1965, June Lockhart starred as Dr. Maureen Robinson in the popular science fiction TV series Lost in Space. The show followed the adventures of the Robinson family, who were stranded in space after their ship was sabotaged by an enemy agent. Dr. Robinson, the mother of the family, was a scientist and a skilled pilot who played a vital role in her family's survival.
Lockhart's portrayal of Dr. Robinson was praised for its intelligence and strength, a departure from the traditional damsel-in-distress trope of the time. Her character was a strong and capable woman who could hold her own in a male-dominated field. Her character was also seen as a positive role model for women and young girls watching the show.
Who remembers this cool cat named Morris in commercials for 9 Lives Cat Food in the 70's and 80's.
Morris the cat was the true king of the cat-nip in the '70s and '80s, as the star of the commercials for 9 Lives Cat Food. He was the ultimate party animal, gourmet, and a master of persuasion, convincing even the pickiest of cats to chow down on 9 Lives. He was the feline version of a food critic, always finding the perfect flavor and texture in every can. This orange tabby with a charismatic and playful demeanor was the ultimate cat food influencer, making 9 Lives one of the most popular cat food brands. Morris may not have had 9 lives, but his legacy sure does, as many people still remember him fondly as the cat that convinced them to buy 9 Lives Cat Food.
President Reagan and Queen Elizabeth horseback riding at Windsor Castle, 1982.
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II shared a unique bonding moment as they took a horseback ride at Windsor Castle. The ride was part of the President's state visit to the United Kingdom. It displayed the strong friendship and cooperation between the two nations. Both accomplished horse riders, the President and the Queen, were able to share their passion for equestrianism during the ride, making it a memorable and historical moment. The images were widely circulated and became an iconic representation of the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Here's a cool Hurst Oldsmobile car ad from 1984.
The Hurst Oldsmobile car ad from 1984 was a popular and iconic advertisement that featured the Hurst Oldsmobile car, a high-performance version of the Oldsmobile Cutlass. The ad was known for its bold and striking visuals.
The Hurst Oldsmobile was a limited edition car designed for speed and performance. It featured a modified engine, suspension, and transmission. It was known for its distinctive styling, including a unique hood scoop, spoilers, and graphics. The car was highly sought after by car enthusiasts and collectors.
The ad campaign was a huge success and helped establish the Hurst Oldsmobile as a performance car. The ad was featured in magazines, newspapers, and on television. It quickly became one of the most iconic car ads of the 1980s.
The pressing plant in London, cranking out The Beatles 'Rubber Soul' albums in 1965.
A pressing plant in London worked overtime in 1965, cranking out copies of The Beatles' latest album, Rubber Soul. The album was released on December 3rd, 1965, and it marked a departure from the band's previous albums, with a more mature and experimental sound. The album's title was a play on words, referring to the album's eclectic sound and the band's flexibility as musicians.
The album was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in the UK and the US, and was one of the most important and influential albums of the 1960s. It was a defining moment in the Beatles' career and a seminal moment in the history of rock music.
Sixties pop icons - Jenny Boyd, Jane Asher, Cynthia Lennon, Marianne Faithfull, and Patti Boyd.
The 1960s was a decade of significant change, and the world of pop music was no exception. Among the many pop icons of the era were Jenny Boyd, Jane Asher, Cynthia Lennon, Marianne Faithfull, and Patti Boyd. These women were not only talented musicians and performers but also fashion icons and trailblazers.
Jenny Boyd was a model and actress known for her beauty and style. Jane Asher was an actress and singer and was also Paul McCartney's girlfriend during the 1960s. Cynthia Lennon was the first wife of John Lennon and was an important figure in the Beatles' story. Marianne Faithfull was a singer and actress, and she was known for her unique voice and her controversial lifestyle. Pattie Boyd was a model and actress and a muse to George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
These women were famous for their association with some of the biggest names in music and their talent, style, and influence on popular culture.
Haley Mills, a British actress, starred in 'The Trouble with the Angels', 1967.
Haley Mills was a prominent British actress of the 1960s, known for her natural and unaffected acting style. In 1967, she starred in the film The Trouble with the Angels, where she played the role of Mary Clancy, one of the mischievous girls in an all-girls Catholic school run by nuns.
Her earlier career included performances in Pollyanna (1960), The Parent Trap (1961), and Summer Magic (1963) which were all successful and earned her recognition as a child actress at the time.
Mills' career continued to thrive in the 1970s and 1980s. She appeared in several films and television shows and worked as a voice actress. She also appeared in the television series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, which was the precursor to the hit show Saved by the Bell.
Gotta remember this popular fad from the 1970s...'Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific' shampoo.
Take a journey through the past with this nostalgic throwback to the 1970s and the iconic hair care brand, 'Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific' shampoo.' This iconic hair care brand was known for its signature floral fragrance and ability to give your hair a healthy shine. It was a must-have for anyone looking to achieve the perfect disco-era hairstyle.
The brand was heavily marketed in the 1970s, with ads featuring models with big, voluminous hair and catchy slogans that promised to make your hair smell and look fantastic. The brand's advertisements were colorful and vibrant, perfectly capturing the spirit of the era. The brand was synonymous with the age of bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and big hair, and its catchy name was a hit among the youth of the time.
Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, parents of Angelina Jolie, 1970's.
You might only recognize one person in this image - actor Jon Voight - but we have both of them to thank for the beautiful Angelina Jolie! Jon Voight, Jolie's father, is an Academy Award-winning actor known for his dynamic performances in films such as "Midnight Cowboy" and "Coming Home". He was one of the biggest stars of the 1960s and 1970s, and his influence on the industry cannot be overstated. Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was also a talented actress who appeared in a number of films and television shows throughout her career. In addition to her acting work, Bertrand was also a philanthropist who worked tirelessly to support humanitarian causes around the world. Voight and Bertrand are pictured together here at the “Stars for McGovern” Benefits Fundraiser at Madison Square Garden in 1972. The two would later break up, but not before giving birth to Angie.